Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot| 53mins
Director: Shelley Wine | Producer: Shelley Wine
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Canada
How do women organize for political change? The path of womenâ€™s resistance from the suffragettes to the â€œtreehuggingâ€ Chipko women of India leads directly to Canada, where women gathered to protest the clear cutting of the local rainforest, and 15 years later found themselves immersed in the largest civil disobedience action in Canadian history. Enter the feminist-utopian â€œpeace campâ€, home of daily-life rituals and grassroots social history in the making. Experience women's lives being transformed: elderly women in their 70s working alongside pink-haired teenagers, eight-year-old children debating uniformed police, women resisting arrest by hanging from trees. Where ecological consciousness and political compromise collide, consider the underlying challenge of the film-maker, who is herself an arrestee: what do you think is important enough in this life to risk your own personal freedom? A note of caution â€¦ after seeing this film, you may feel compelled to re-evaluate your life.